Iconic Luxury Hotel Bans Wild Animal Displays

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When shocking images of a muzzled, chained bear surfaced on social media at the iconic Hôtel Plaza Athénée, part of the Dorchester Collection group of international luxury hotels, PETA France jumped into action.

The bear was used as a prop at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by the luxury hotel. After learning from PETA France how captive bears and other wild animals in the entertainment industry are denied everything that is natural and important to them, the hotel – which was famously featured in the final season of Sex and the City – pledged to implement an immediate ban and said, “Thank you for making us more sensitive to animal suffering”.

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A photo posted by Cedric Anthony Btesh (@cedanthony) on

Bears belong in nature, where they can forage for food, build nests and splash in freshwater – not chained up in a hotel lobby. We look forward to seeing more establishments follow Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s lead and adopt policies against using animals for entertainment.

If you see an animal being abused for entertainment, speak out! A letter is often all it takes to convince organisations to change their policies.

For more ways to help animals, join PETA UK’s Action Team.

Comments

  • Tony Simmonds commented on February 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Stop this now. These precious animals do not enjoy this because it is cruel. You should be ashamed, you are filth.

  • Margaret Boyle commented on February 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I see abuse…. STOP!!!

  • Judith Schwerdtfeger commented on February 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Please stop using animals for Entertainment!

  • Katie Watson commented on February 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Please stop using animals for entertainment. These creatures deserve to be in a natural habitat not chained and muzzled as a money making product. I find this practice disgusting and extremely distressing to see this is not how any animal deserves to be treated.

  • MC commented on February 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Il va dans la nature, pas dans vos griffes de crétains.

  • Debbie Sommer commented on February 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Stop the cruelty!!!

  • phil hudson commented on February 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Cruelty yet again.

  • Sue Kelly commented on February 22, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Disgusting treating animals n such a way, the people posing with the bear should be ashamed of themselves, how would they like to be paraded around with a muzzle on their nose terrified and frightened jut like the poor bear is feeling. THEY SHOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY.

  • Stacy Ditroia commented on February 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Absolutely disgusting!! Animals need protecting from this type of exploitation.

  • Lesley McCulloch commented on February 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    The best entertainment is to see wild animals free, no chains, no abuse, no hunting, no poaching no people causing suffering. Let wild be wild and free !

  • Lesbeth commented on February 22, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Sighed shared and ashamed of your selfs using animals as entertimeant!!

  • angela parry commented on February 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Please stop doing this its disgusting

  • lorena mihelac commented on February 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    who has given people the right to take these beautiful wild animals out from the nature?!

  • Helén Johansson commented on February 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Absolutely horrible! You are a disgrace for humanity! Bring the bear back to It’s own habitat!

  • Nora Dempsey commented on February 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Please stop this barbaric torture of such magnificent creatures. They are not put on earth to entertain humankind they deserve our respect to live their lives the way their creator intended. Even native tribes who eat these animals to survive and feed their families don’t as a rule inflict this cruel torture. When will mankind ever improve

  • susan Gibbins commented on February 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Put these beautiful creatures back in the wild ,they torture these beautiful animal ,its barbaric and outdated !!!!!!

  • Collette bennett commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Absolute disgrace and very upsetting.

  • Lucy Emsley commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    evil how would u like it or 1 of your children having that dun to em

  • caroline commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    this needs to be stopped poor bear x

  • Elaine Cairney commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Dear God
    why can humans not leave these poor animals at peace, they are not gimmicks to make humans money

  • crystal jimenez commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Why don’t you stop using animals as entertainment and do something more skillful yourself. Or better yet get a real job and be productive in this world we live in. Get off the bear and be a real man.

  • mary lynch commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    God this actually made me feel sick and so angry. We have all got to speak against these acts of barbaric cruelty.

  • Rita commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    this is barbaric and should never be allowed. this bear should be free.

  • Sarah best commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Disgusting file people

  • veronika sabeva commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    No comment!

  • Margaret Robinson commented on February 22, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    This entertainment using live Bears is sickening.What are these people thinking of? Have they not got a brain? Or have they got so much money & board that they think it’s ok to muzzle a Bear that Should be Free,Maybe they should put there money & energy into Saving these Bears..Lets Hope these Posh Hotels stick to what they say & ban this sick Pratice,Shame nobody knew what was going in there Hotel.Poor Bears,these people must have lonely lives to do this to these beautiful Handsome Bears.

  • vanessa voller commented on February 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Some Human Beings are just stupid or maybe they are just simply sick in the head thinking it is acceptable to treat an animal this way. I am disgusted by their actions!

  • Ella commented on February 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    The Bear shouldn’t keep in the hotel. It is so wrong. The bear are belonging in nature with other bear. Let’s stop

  • Julie McGinty commented on February 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    What a couple of morons ! Cruel ones at that!!!

  • Davina commented on February 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    oh why? Would you have liked to be placed on the shop display yourselves, for example? Nothing entertaining about this and what about the poor animal where they don’t belong there but in the wild where they truly belong.
    Stop this cruelty the law need to do, because people like him don’t give a shit about animals and have no empathy nor sympathy whatsoever where they should recognise that animals like bears don’t belong in this establishment. I even dread to think the worst is people who come and visit and find it entertaining.

  • María liz commented on February 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Que impotencia y rabia de ver seres humanos tan perverso y dectructivo contra quienes nos necesitan más…. Por favor es hora de parar tanta ignorancia y respetar más la vida de los animales…. Porfavor ayudemos a quienes nos necesitan más por aquellos que no tienen voces nuestros animalitos….

  • Adele Mullen commented on February 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    This needs to stop ASAP

  • Sabina White commented on February 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    This is just not right,cruel even. It must be stopped.

  • Sandra sexton commented on February 22, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    this photo makes me ashamed to be part of the human race , it SICK , VILE and NASTY

  • Denise garstang commented on February 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    No animal should be used for entertainment. Where is your conscience .

  • Tanya han commented on February 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    bastards

  • Tanya han commented on February 22, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Bstrds

  • Carla commented on February 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Please stop this cruelty he belongs in the wild and not for human entertainment it’s disgusting how these animals are treated and it’s extremely upsetting, it brings me to tears and sheer frustration and anger because these animals also have rights!! It’s not fair, he never had a choice because humans took that from him!! Let him go and stop this abuse!! It’s disgraceful and needs to stop!! It’s because of these types of cruelty why I want so desperately to help abused and neglected animals directly and indirectly!! It’s extremely distressing and he’s probably scared and helpless!! Please please please stop this

  • Karen Kinsella commented on February 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    This is wrong on so many levels. Please stop. Tourists will boycott your country. There are a lot of animal lovers out there! Bears belong in the wild.

  • Gail Bottomley commented on February 22, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Please don’t use these or any animals for any entertainment they are not here on this earth to entertain us!! There is alternate entertainment …

  • Melanie beech commented on February 22, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Stop this

  • Claire Keir commented on February 22, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I can not believe that this is going on in a large hotel what are they thinking who inhuman are you all, Look into the eyes of that bear and i hope you feel a shamed.

  • yvette wilson commented on February 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    this is a total disgrace and these people are an insult to humanity return these animals to their rightful environment.

  • Nichola Sore commented on February 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Animals are sentient beings…. treat them accordingly and with respect.

  • Laura Brearley commented on February 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Please have a heart. Don’t abuse our beautiful animals – for they are so precious and we as humans are instructed to care for them. So why don’t you? Are you blind? Are you too proud, arrogant or egotistical? Why? I could ask that question all day long, for I don’t understand humans greed and lust for cruelty and for some reason, humans think it’s okay when it’s animals. I don’t understand. I don’t understand. If that’s what makes a human, I’m in-humane, an alien.

  • Nala commented on February 23, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Bears belong in nature, where they can forage for food, build nests and splash in freshwater – not chained up in a hotel lobby!

  • Artiom K. commented on February 23, 2015 at 5:44 am

    What a stupid photo! Shame on them

  • Louise Grierson commented on February 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

    good work !!!

  • autenzio commented on February 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Stop à la captivité et la maltraitance de nos animaux

  • amit bhatia commented on February 23, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Please stop abusing animals for entertainment.

  • denise ross commented on February 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Bears are wild animals born to live in the wild!

  • Maureen woodward commented on February 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    THIS IS CRUEL.Stop using bears for your amusement, they are wild creatures and SHOULD be left alone in there natural habitat. Their life is as precious to them as ours is to us. Leave wild life alone. They are innocent beautiful creatures. STOP USING BEARS, or any animal come too that.

  • Daisy Aye commented on February 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Too cruel inhumane treatment on the innocent bears , against their natural habitat & behavior , sadistic Torture !

  • alison scotter commented on February 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    live animals should NEVER EVER be used in the entertainment business

  • Liz commented on February 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    absolutly disgraceful treating any animal this way. I hope your hotel fails and is shut down

  • ken maguire commented on February 23, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    this is not natural for any animal, shame on mankind for the imprisonment , abuse , torcher , and murder of OUR FELLOW EARTHLINGS 🙁

  • Emma wilkinson commented on February 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    who are the grinning ugly creatures ????

    What a disgrace that in the advanced society that we live in , brain donors continue to exploit and abuse animals!!

    Shame on you who ever organised the transportation and abuse of this animal as a ” prop”

    You abhorrent piece of crap.

  • Poppy commented on February 23, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    tnis is crule and wrong bears are wild animals and deserve to be living free in the wild, this goes for any animals which is being mistreated, place should be shut down!

  • Sarah commented on February 28, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Utterly sickening exploitation, degradation and cruelty to this animal. Words fail me. If I could get hold of these idiots. Come on people. Continue to fight the fight for our animal friends.

  • Arielle commented on February 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Well done, PETA FRANCE. What about this bear now ?

  • MaryseLeroy commented on February 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Hello,

    The trouble is hat this animal is still wth this horrible man.
    is PETA doing something ?
    Thank you.
    Maryse

  • Linda Steers commented on February 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I don’t know why we call this “inhumane” as humans as animals go seem to be cruel by nature; it’s strikes me that the least humane creature on this planet is humans.

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